Smoke Alarms May Not Wake the Elderly, Fibro Fog, Hard of Hearing

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by JLH, Sep 30, 2006.

  1. JLH

    JLH New Member

    Since October is normally fire prevention month, this
    note/reminder is appropriate:


    Smoke Alarms May Not Wake Elderly Adults, Hard of Hearing, and What About If You Are Experiencing Fibro Fog??????


    The high-pitched signal typically used in smoke alarms may not wake adults 65 years and older, according to a new study by the Fire Protection Research Foundation.

    Homes with older residents should have interconnected smoke alarms in each room - so when one alarm sounds, they
    all sound. "You'll have to get the alarms installed by a qualified electrician," says John Kupsch, Good Housekeeping Research Institute Technical Director.

    But it may be worth it: Functional smoke alarms can reduce the chances of dying in a fire by up to 50 percent.

    "Regardless of what type of alarm your parent has, be sure to test it once a month," says Kupsch. "And replace the unit every 10 years."


    ........I would also think that this would apply to any individual who is hard-of-hearing, regarless of age,
    and What About If You Are Experiencing Fibro Fog??????

    - jlh

    [This Message was Edited on 10/01/2006]
  2. JLH

    JLH New Member

    Also ....

    remember to put new batteries for your smoke detectors on your shopping list!

    When you change your clocks in a few weeks back from Daylight Savings Time, is a good time to change your smoke detector batteries!
  3. misskoji

    misskoji Member

    Never thought about this before. This brings up a very important point for those who are taking sleep aids, especially the stronger ones like Zyrem. Good post.


    Hugs

    Deanna